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Forensic Sciences Advisory Board

SECTION 11.   The first paragraph of section 184A of said chapter 6, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the second sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:-

The board shall consist of the undersecretary for forensic sciences, who shall serve as chair; the attorney general or a designee; the colonel of state police or a designee; the president of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association or a designee; the president of the Western Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association or a designee; the president of the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association or a designee; a district attorney designated by the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association; the commissioner of public health or a designee; the president of the Massachusetts Organization of State Engineers and Scientists or a designee; and 5 persons to be appointed by the governor, 1 of whom shall be a forensic scientist with practical experience in an accredited crime laboratory, 1 of whom shall be a scientist who shall have a specialty in the natural or biological sciences, 1 of whom shall be a scientist who shall have a specialty in the physical sciences and 2 of whom shall be members of the Massachusetts bar with experience in criminal practice and forensic science issues, of whom 1 shall be recommended by the Massachusetts Bar Association and 1 shall be recommended by the Boston Bar Association.